Category Archives: FAA

FAA Letters May Jeopardize Airport Concessions Contracts

(APN) ATLANTA — The Federal Aviation Administration sent a second set of letters dated August 09, 2012, regarding the minority and disadvantaged business status of four companies that received a large proportion of airport concessions contracts from the City of Atlanta. The letters direct the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) to begin hearings regarding the possible revocation of Airport Concession […]

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Part 4: Small Business Compliance Issues at New Airport Terminal

(APN) ATLANTA — As previously reported by Atlanta Progressive News, the Federal Aviation Administration sent a letter to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the City of Atlanta, and others regarding the airport’s non-compliance with federal requirements meant to protect small and disadvantaged businesses and ensure such businesses have a meaningful chance to run concessions stands at the airport. A new terminal, […]

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PART 3: Atlanta Airport Concessions Move Forward despite FAA Letter

(APN) ATLANTA — The City Council of Atlanta voted on April 30, 2012, to move forward with new concessions contracts, instead of delaying them ninety days, despite revelations that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has determined that some of the contracts are not in compliance with federal requirements designed to protect small and disadvantaged businesses. In this article, Atlanta Progressive […]

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